• lust


    06.22.2015 / OTHER

    It’s just that love, I think, is magic, and work. Madeleine L’Engle once wrote about the great gift of love, the great cosmic pairing of two, and she said this: “It’s a strange thing, how you can love somebody, how you can be all eaten up inside with needing them–and they simply don’t need you. That’s all there is to it, and neither of you can do anything about it. And they’ll be the same way with someone else, and …

  • munchkin bath time

    Messy Nights

    06.17.2015 / FAMILY

    I had been yelling. Oh, had I been yelling. Most days, I am patient. Most days, I can keep my cool, can repeat myself calmly, ask the same question in a different way, remind myself that she’s only a toddler, that this is only a phase, that the paint will come out of the cushions. Other days, I yell. On this particular day, it was a skipped nap (her) and a forgotten deadline (me) that tipped the scale. Ken had …

  • happy hour girls

    Happy Hour

    06.12.2015 / PLAY

    Well, here’s a fun thing to try. Take four women with four different summer calendars packed with the likes of five business trips, three birthday parties, two extracurricular activities, one wedding (and a partridge in a pear tree?) and find a two hour window in which to celebrate all of the above. A woman’s calendar is a twisted game of Tetris. And yet, it happened! We did it. We found a window and squeezed it into the calendar nearly a …

  • love


    06.10.2015 / LIFE

    Well, really, love is little more than a man bringing a pillow out to his wife on the hammock. But of course that’s not true. It is a man knowing his wife, noticing that it’s sunny, that the toddler is down for her nap, that she can certainly be found reading, swaying just outside the sunroom. It is a husband taking a break from the computer, the stacked papers, the receipt files, walking to the kitchen to refill his water …

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    A Secret

    06.09.2015 / OTHER

    Well, hey. We know each other but we don’t really know each other, so let’s get down to it, yes? Yesterday, it was realized that I am passive aggressive. It was also realized that this is quite common in women, as we’ve been raised to assume a certain posture, a certain persona, a certain portrait that smiles and blinks and nods, and never quite says precisely what she feels. Here is why this is hard for me to swallow: I …

  • living-proof-2

    A Hair Experiment

    06.08.2015 / PLAY

    This is a sponsored post for Living Proof – thanks for reading! I am forever experimenting. You know the gals with the signature lipstick, the signature scent, the signature everything? The girl who hasn’t changed her Parisian stripes since 1982 and still manages to look effortlessly modern, pulled together, in tact? I am not her. I am, instead, a beauty kaleidoscope – switching colors, adjusting shades, rearranging products – a twirly merry-go-round of powders and balms and age-defying serums. It …

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